The 32nd annual Toiyabe Road Run will kick off this Saturday at Millpond. The event includes three routes, giving runners and walkers of all abilities an opportunity to participate. Photo courtesy Toiyabe Indian Helath Project
Residents and visitors are invited to Millpond this weekend to get some exercise and support a good cause, as the 32nd Annual Toiyabe Road Run is approaching fast.
The race will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Millpond Recreation Center. Race t-shirts, awards made by local artists, food, kidsâ activities, a raffle and free post-race massages all come together at the event to make the Toiyabe Road Run an exciting physical challenge and a fun community activity.
The annual community run is a fundraiser for the Jill Kinmont Indian Education Fund. Last year the event raised more than $1,000, and this year Toiyabe said it would like to double that amount. The Jill Kinmont Indian Education fund provides scholarships to local students seeking higher education.
This yearâs run will feature a 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk and a 10K (6.2 mile) run.
New this year, is a special registration discount for families participating together. There will also be a free 1K (0.6 mile) fun walk open to all abilities and ages, with a prize awarded to everyone who participates in the 1K. âThe 1K walk is a great opportunity for seniors, people with limited mobility, and parents with small children to participate,â a press release from Toiyabe states.
Registration forms may be picked up at Toiyabe Indian Health Projectâs Bishop and Lone Pine Clinics, the Bishop Chamber of Commerce, Sage to Summit and Wilsonâs Eastside Sports. Residents are also invited to download and print the form from Toiyabeâs website, www.toiyabe.us. Registration forms and payment can be mailed to 52 Tu Su Ln. Residents and visitors can also register and pay in-person at Toiyabeâs Preventive Medicine Department. Same-day registration is available on the morning of the race between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m.
Read more in the Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.